STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
67-4904. Petition — Contents — Amendments. The organization of a district shall be initiated by a petition filed in the office of the clerk of the court vested with jurisdiction, in a county in which the major part of the real property in the proposed district is situated. The petition shall be signed by not less than ten percent (10%) of the qualified electors who reside within the boundaries of the proposed district, and not less than ten (10) of whom shall reside in each election precinct which is wholly or partially within the boundaries of any such proposed district.
The petition shall set forth:
(1) The name of the proposed district consisting of a chosen name preceding the words, "auditorium or community center district."
(2) A general description of the facilities to be constructed and any marketing programs for such facilities within and for the district.
(3) The estimated cost of the proposed facilities and any marketing programs for such facilities and the estimated annual budget for the proposed district.
(4) The maximum tax rate that the board will be authorized to levy or impose.
(5) A general description of the boundaries of the district or the territory to be included therein, with such certainty as to enable a property owner to determine whether or not his property is within the district.
(6) A prayer for the organization of the district.
No petition with the requisite signatures shall be declared null and void on account of alleged clerical errors or nonmaterial errors in the description of the territory, but the court may at any time permit the petition to be amended to conform to the facts by correcting any clerical or nonmaterial errors in the description of the territory, or in any other particular. Similar petitions or duplicate copies of the same petition for the organization of the same district may be filed and shall together be regarded as one (1) petition. All such petitions filed prior to the hearing on the first petition filed, shall be considered by the court the same as though filed with the first petition placed on file.
[67-4904, added 1959, ch. 137, sec. 4, p. 299; am. 1963, ch. 95, sec. 1, p. 312; am. 1978, ch. 20, sec. 1, p. 40; am. 1978, ch. 276, sec. 3, p. 668; am. 1998, ch. 21, sec. 2, p. 124; am. 2001, ch. 258, sec. 2, p. 927.]